Reader rates We-Ko-Pa as A-OK
I'm 17 years old and a 3-handicap and I absolutely loved playing We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Fountain Hills, AZ. I played it last year and I can still vividly remember the course like I recently played it. It is pretty much a desert course so be ready to maybe lose some balls to the desert.
I did not think it was an extremely hard course, but some holes were challenging.
The course is beautiful and it can be enjoyed by players of all ability levels. One cool thing is that when you make the turn they have a grill seemingly out in the middle of nowhere so you don't have to go to the clubhouse to grab food and drink.
Also remember to bring your camera because No. 8 is stunning. The par 5 starts with a fairly easy tee shot, then it gets fun.
You either go for it in two because it's downhill or lay up on a narrow piece of fairway. Personally I went for it in two and made it, so it can be done. Everyone should make it out to the reservation to play a round - it is worth the trip.
-- Chase King
February 14, 2006